Understanding the major and minor differences in legislation and regulations governing labor relations, executive compensation, recruiting, employment, training and development, employee relocations and human rights, among others, is essential for multinational companies. Having a local guide with first-hand knowledge of the cultural differences from country to country can have a major impact on successful human resources management and your organization's ability to comply with local laws.
World Law Group's Human Resources Law Practice Group is made up of member firm representatives working in these and related fields around the globe. They meet regularly by teleconference and at World Law Group member conferences to exchange information about emerging HR issues, challenges and global solutions for multinational clients. The group also works on comparative law projects and resources, and organizes webinars and other informative events for member firm lawyers and their clients.
Many members have also worked on multinational teams brought together to assist clients on specific HR law challenges, including multi-country workforce reductions (often following a cross-border merger or acquisition), advising on the formation of multinational profit-sharing plans, and various compliance training programs.
This update takes a look at some of the issues faced by employers arising from the novel Coronavirus situation.
Recent changes to German employment law will require employers to respond to ensure that their compliance is compatible with the new legislation.
Our Joint Head of Employment, Jenny Tsin has been invited to conduct a webinar on key employment law developments in 2019 as well as share her thoughts on what to expect in 2020. We invite you to register for the webinar.